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Hurricane victims still need your help

January 5, 2006

Albany-- An Albany man continues to help lead Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, and he continues to recruit south Georgia volunteers.

David Baker is back in Albany for a few days.  He moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi after Katrina hit and promises to live there for ten years to help rebuild the area.  He says recovery is coming along slowly but surely. "When you're looking at 93,000 square miles of devastation every little steps looks really minute, but it's really big because you helped an individual family get them back in their home," Baker said.

A group from Baker's home church, Sherwood Baptist, will go to Pascagoula next week to build bunk beds for a lodge to house rebuilding volunteers. Sherwood also collected Christmas gifts for hurricane victims.

The number of volunteers going to the coast is dwindling, and mission teams are still desperately needed. If you'd like to help Baker's group called Operation Love Thy Neighbor, go to www.mississippidisasterrecoveryreliefeffort.org

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